the death toll rises in the UNITED states, where the temperature has dropped dramatically and has sent half of the country in the deepfreezer.
In the u.s. midwestern are reports of at least eight kulderelaterede deaths. And it's not only the homeless, who are in the danger zone in the extreme sub-zero temperatures. It writes the Associated Press.
In Pekin, Illinois, died an 82-year-old man of the cold outside his home. In Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, had a man just been out to clear the sidewalk of snow, when he fell dead.
In Nebraska, lost a nine-year-old boy life in a traffic accident attributed to icy roads. And In Iowa, police found the body of a local student, who was frozen to death on the campus.
There is talk of the coldest temperatures in a generation. The cold comes as the result of arctic winds, informs the u.s. weather service.
- An arctic air mass will remain over the central and eastern UNITED states, in the course of the next few days, says a report from the national metrology institute.
The u.s. therefore, Chicago is hit hard by kuldefænomenet. Photo: AFP
A river is frozen to ice in central Chicago. Photo: AFP
In the federal states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan have the governors declared a state of emergency.
- We are asking everyone to take the necessary measures and make sure that your families are prepared, says the Illinois governor, JB Pritzker at a news conference.
In Chicago, Illinois, the temperature was minus 30 degrees Wednesday morning, but because of the wind it feels like minus 50 degrees. More than 1500 flights were cancelled from millionbyens airports.
at the same time, the authorities fire around jernbanesporene in Chicago, in order to prevent that they froze to ice.
How cold is it in the Midwest? So cold that officials in Chicago are setting train tracks on fire to keep things from freezing to a halt. the— BakersfieldNow (@bakersfieldnow) January 30, 2019
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the Thermometer measured the Wednesday, minus 28 degrees in central Chicago. Photo: AFP
In Grand Forks, North Dakota, woke the inhabitants up to temperatures of minus 37 degrees, and in Minneapolis stood the thermometer at minus 33 degrees.
the Authorities are warning that the extreme weather can be life-threatening. Chilling and frostbite can happen in just a few minutes in the extreme weather, sounds.